Unbeknownst means that you don't know about something. You might say something is unbeknownst to you, or that someone is unbeknownst to you.

  • The detective was trying to track down the killer, but he was unbeknownst to the victim.

  • The manager was trying to find out who was leaking information to the press, but he was unbeknownst to the employees.

Definition of unbeknownst


without someone's knowledge




(usually used with `to') occurring or existing without the knowledge of



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Example Sentences for unbeknownst

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    Apparently unbeknownst to McShane, the College Republicans had already decided to rescind the invitation.

  • 2

    Unbeknownst to everyone in modern times.

  • 3

    Unbeknownst to them, it's all a trap.

  • 4

    Fifth, collecting data unbeknownst to the user.

  • 5

    Unbeknownst by most, he's controversial figure.

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    Unbeknownst to him she is the daughter of the widow.

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    Unbeknownst to the government, the device was inherently unstable.

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    Unbeknownst to the humans this invoked the wrath of the hydrogues.

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    Unbeknownst to the public, however, recent scholarship.

  • 10

    Owen planned a wedding for Jackie unbeknownst to Bridget.